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Raleigh Triangle Local and Business News

  • Clouds may cause NC to miss 'supermoon'

    Supermoon EclipseThere will be a rare supermoon total lunar eclipse on Sunday evening, but cloud cover in the southeast could keep it out of sight.

  • Durham police: Driver hurt, passenger killed after brief high-speed chase

    One killed after driver flees Durham policeA passenger in a car died Thursday afternoon following a brief high-speed chase that ended in a crash on N.C. Highway 54 in Durham, police said.

  • Work week closes with dreary, wet Friday; rain possible all weekend

    Doppler - Central NCAn area of low pressure meandering off the East Coast could bring up to 3 inches of rain to parts of central and eastern North Carolina between Friday and Monday, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

  • Record year: DPAC rakes in $1.6M for Durham

    The city of Durham will earn $1.6 million from the Durham Performance Arts Center this year.

    The city, which owns DPAC, says unaudited financial statements for the 2014-2015 season’s financial results show the theater generated a net income of $5.3 million. The city gets a share of that under DPAC’s operating agreement.

    Durham says its cut will go into the city’s DPAC Fund, which is used to pay down debt on the theater, maintenance, building improvements and other possible revenue shortfalls…

  • Raleigh outpaces Durham in GDP growth

    Raleigh’s gross domestic product has grown significantly faster than Durham’s in the past five years, and has outpaced the average of the nation’s largest metro areas.

    From 2009 to 2014, Raleigh has seen its GDP increase by 26 percent to $72 billion. In that same time, the Durham-Chapel Hill metro area has increased its GDP by 10 percent to $44 billion, according to new data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    Raleigh’s population growth has also outpaced the nation’s growth…